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ABC
Jan 21, 2013 9:00am EST
firework >> as he reveals his vision for the country. the perils and promises ahead. and obama's agenda for america. >>> and good morning, america. we're live to you, right now, across the country. "gma" special inauguration coverage. magnificent morning here, for the celebration of our enduring democracy. there's the national mall right there. the crowd's starting to gather. some 800,000 expected today in the shadow of the washington monument and the capitol. there's the view the president will have, from high atop the capitol, right now. everyone, converging on the center of washington. there's the president and his family, just after 8:30 this morning. going to church services, st. john's episcopal church, across from the white house. reverend luis leon, the rector right there. four years ago, the president began his inauguration day there, as well. also today, martin luther king day, a dual celebration. we're noting that, as well. the martin luther king memorial. the president will have his hand on the bible of martin luther king and abraham lincoln, as he re-enacts the oath
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
the country. >> like every president since fdr, mr. obama started his day early, with a prayer service at st. john's church. before departing the white house for the longest motorcades known to man for the rise to the capital. a star-studded affair. where else do you see paul ryan mingling with jay-z and beyonce who belted out the national anthem. >> the ceremony was over there was a stream of pomp and circumstance waiting. >> from signing papers to officially nominate the new cabinet to lunch with congressional leaders. then, of course, the parade. the first family could make the way back to the white house in that grand bulletproof review stand. yet all of that could wait because leaving the west front of the capitol, the president went off script to take in the vista of the national mall. mr. obama seemed to be taking in the moment. overheard saying he would never quite see this view again. as the president is set to sell the agenda in the "state of the union" next month, it is worth noting that gallop is out -- gallup is out with approval rating for the third term and the t
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 10:00pm EST
president bush. it has not been healed by president barack obama. you run the country with the climate you have not what you want. >> he should be ruthless? >> i think he has to pursue his agenda the way president lincoln did, with -- yes, with relentless commitment but, of course, he'll say -- presidents have to be unifying figures, but i think the central political miscalculation was he actually thought his mere presence would -- >> when the president is talking about unity and working together tomorrow paul begala is going to be saying yadda, yadda, yadda in his head. do you agree? >> well, i think the more eloquent way to say this, is i think he needs to say that he wants unity. but not unity at all costs, there's something more important than people just getting together in this town. there are people hurting in towns across america. he has to show the willingness to work with anybody, but also the willingness to work against anybody who stops him from doing a good job as president of the united states. >> southbouisn't that what repu who say compromise is a dirty word -- and you
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 4:00am PST
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MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 5:00am EST
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CNN
Jan 20, 2013 10:00pm PST
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CNN
Jan 21, 2013 1:00am EST
country don't see it if there's an introversion there. there's a self-protectedness. the obamas said both when the president became famous in 2004 and when they came to washington, no new friends which is the opposite of what we expect from politicians. politicians generally succeed by making everybody they friend. >> some people like to be president because they really enjoy the office. other people relish power and exercising power. >> is it true that president obama after meeting with some people he likes down time by himself? >> absolutely. if we're looking at whep this presidency happens, in some sense it takes place at 10, 11, 12:00 at night on the second floor study in the private resident when the president sits for hours and hours and he turns over the problems in his own mind. he writes about them and that's when he makes decision. >> does he enjoy being president? >> people have asked me that question again and again. there are things that he certainly enjoy. we can see him taking a greater relish in them. when he did the appearance on new year's i've right before the fiscal de
ABC
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
something he put at the front of his presidency. >> president obama has tried to unify the country on the issue of race. he understands that we have not overcome, in terms of race. that dr. king's dream is very much alive. we haven't fulfilled this dream. this is a very historic year. the 50th anniversary of the march on washington for jobs and freedom. this is also an anniversary of megaer evens. and his wife, myrlie evers-williams will speak. >> and he is free to speak out on the second term. >> why not? these are american issues we are talking about. we talk about jobs and the economy. if dr. king were alive today, he would press president obama to end the inequality in our country to address poverty. those are universal now because poverty is a white issue, as well as a black and hispanic issue, as well. >> cokie pointed out. this is when we try to set aside our political differences. that's some of the unfinished business of president obama's first term. >> the main part of the unfinished business of his first term had to do with the divisions in this country. he said he was g
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
, i'm grateful for this opportunity to serve our country again. >> obama faces nomination fights, a divided congress and there is this. >> the president will either rise or fall above the economy. >> obama is off to a head start with current approval rating higher than first-term average, but he faces fightsory gun control and immigration reform. >> this is when presidents get tested. unexpected things happen and they have to react almost in real time on the spot. this is when we get to see the true character of a president. >> in the dedication of a nation. >> reporter: just 16 presidents have been elected to a second term, including some of the great ones. obama, the 17th, will now get his shot at greatness or not. >> and one of the highlights of the presidential inauguration are these huge star-studded parties. we'll take you inside the exclusive events after this quick break and it looks like the party has already started behind me. we'll be right back. a hybrid? most are just no fun to drive. now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybr
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
morning. thank you for taking my call. i wanted to ask the country to pray for our president obama -- i am a republican, and i voted republican this year. that was to my commitment to the republican party. i am very disappointed with my party. i do not like the direction they are taking. to be honest with you, i do not like the fact that they are not cooperating in the house or any other place with democrats or with president obama. i would ask the president if he would open upper a new investigation on the 9/11 attacks on this country. i am unsatisfied with the commission report that was put out. host: that was james in brandon, florida. you can see on the capital, five large flags hanging down. the explanation of the five different flags they had hanging down -- this is a congressional report. framed against the black -- the backdrop -- the backdrop of red, white and blue -- we have at ross flag with starch -- stars are arranged in the circle. the next two flags are the flags the u.s. adopted when the president elect's home state became part of the u.s. the middle flag represents the 50
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 11:35pm EST
>> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news weekly. >> obama was sworm in in a private ceremony in the blue room by justice roberts. tomorrow he will deliver his speech to the country. >> it was an intimate setting -- >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> surrounded by close family obama began his second term. it was a far cry from the epic event in 2009 with 1.8 million people on the mall. the second time around, president obama supporters are enthusiastic but the hope of four years ago is tempered by big problems. voter's lack of confidence in a wiashington mired in dysfunction. he will lay out his plans for the next four years. >> it is imperative that our leaders try to seek common ground when it should exist. >> joe biden kicked off his second term, sworn in by sonya sotomayor. the president and vice president visited arlington national ceremony and they attended services at one of the most historic black churches. >> 800,000 people are expected to be here to hear his goals for his second term. >> that address will take place in 12 hours from now. what t
ABC
Jan 21, 2013 6:30am EST
:34. a big day in washington, d.c. and the rest of the country as president obama is sworn into office for the second time. abc2 news sherrie johnson is live in the nation's capital with more on the inauguration. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. that's right. we are live here on the national mall in the nation's capital hours before the president takes the oath of office for second time. officially he was sworn in yesterday before noon because the contusion requires it and i have to tell you a number of people are starting to pack the nation's capital here. the mall is practically filled with people. they are starting to pour in. so it's a big day a lot of activity going to be going on. it's day filled with a lot of activity from the ceremonial oath of office to the inaugural parade and the inaugural ball. this morning, there's already a lot of activity with a setup for the activities and also security checks. many of the streets blocked off in and it is participation of the huge crowds not as many as the first inauguration four years ago but still a large crowd w
LINKTV
Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
be a brilliant plan if barack obama and execute it properly. >> i hope he turns the country around. gets the economy back on solid ground. and move the progressive agenda floor. >> we have to get the economy going. to many people are unemployed. >> gun control, immigration reform, and deficit reduction. >> monday happens to be a federal holiday in the u.s.. >> what is memorable about this inauguration, it comes on martin luther king's birthday, the holiday we celebrate. he's using martin luther king jr.'s bible. he has got to take off from his great speech, i have a dream, back in 1963. and remember, martin luther king's dream did not only include ending segregation. it included ending needless wars, fighting poverty, and making america a more equal country. barack obama, tell us what your dream is for the second term and once that is over, once you have inspired us, go about the hard work of implementing that dream. it is a dream speech i am looking for. >> angela merkle. but the omens are not good. her coalition has just lost a regional election that was widely viewed as a test o
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 4:00pm PST
with the grim money matters that routinely divide the country? the roosevelt way. could barack obama, even if he confronts a hostile opposition, still pursue a historic legacy, like f.d.r. in world war ii? could he hold a fighting action on one front to push for spending cuts while battling for gun safety and immigration reform on a second front? finally, picture-perfect. there are beautiful american families, a and no one treasures them more than the man in the white house. in the same week the president spoke parmelee about the time he spends with his daughters, reaction to that hateful
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 11:15am EST
would give the country about a 30% chance of obama and the nation experiencing an improved security of economic climate. after four years if obama is reelected. i do not suggest that the gamble should not be taken. simply, that history into playing with politics might give us pause. so what does history predicted about a second term for barack obama lacks were he reelected with so few presidents having success at that time in office. what are the challenges that face those who have trouble or failed second terms, and what about others to succeed? and ken barack obama overcome these challenges if he is reelected to become a member of that select group of presidents that waded through the quagmires of second terms come and somehow came through relatively unscathed? success in a second term does not imply that there were not failures, or significant stumbles. some even severe during that tenure. but the net impact of that time in office had to be the fulfillment of a significant number of the following measures of success. first, the president must provide defense against foreign or domes
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 12:00am EST
pretty smart young people. >> dear president obama, i think there should be some changes in the law with guns. it's a free country, but i recommend there needs to be a a... with guns, please don't let people own machine guns. >> can we stop using guns? i think if they are no guns on the street, no one could get hurt. >> stop gun violence, i am very sad about the children who lost their lives in connecticut so i thought i would write to you to stop gun violence. >> i have four brothers and sisters and i know i would not bear the thought of losing any of them. i may not be in politics my opinion it should be very hard for people to buy guns. the only thing they do is harm or kill and guns should be used in horrible event and others get hurt if they are not. >> sean: is that exploittation? are they using kids at the white house? >> sean, this administration is not serious about cutting violence in this country. let me tell you why. if they were, the last four years, the president's home city of chicago where drug gang cartels have taken over that city. there is incredible violence ever
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
sunday. but as we pointed out here, crabtree has not been charged. >> ama: president obama has officially begun his second term, taking the oath of office to serve the country for another four years. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i will faithfully execute. >> i will faithty cite. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability... >> the president took the oath in a private ceremony in the white house, required to take place on this day under the constitution. tomorrow he'll do it again in a public ceremony on the national mall. final preparations are underway for the big public oath. the parade, and two inaugural balls. a member of the presidential inaugural committee says it can be daunting job. >> you want to make sure everything is as perfect as we can make it. >> ama: the inaugural festivities kicked off yesterday. the kid held an inaugural ball of their own with performances by usher, members of the cast of glee and katy perry. our coverage of the inauguration begins t
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 2:00am EST
everybody to know and want president obama to know, i feel like our country is divided. we need to come together as one. i get to talk to kids. the lady, the mother of that evil kid tt shot those kids should have had enough common sense to think, hey, you know what i should be a responsible gun owner and take these guns and lock them out. out of the house and what i want people to remember is our flag is made out of the blood of patriots, do not give up your rights because when you give up your rights you're going to fight with blood to get the rights back. and that second amendment has given us every other amendment and as a sportsman, as a cop, guns are not the problem. we need to become a better country, need to become better parents and responsible. if we're responsible me
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 5:30pm EST
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ABC
Jan 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
multiple times. just a day after thousands of gun owners rallied in state capitals across this country. the campaign was organized to push back against the drive by president obama to reign in gun violence in this country. david kerley is at the white house tonight. >> reporter: a scramble at a gun show. dozens run in raleigh, after a shot gun is accidentally fired. three people hit. in two other states, two other accidental shootings at gun shows with two more injured. but it wasn't chaotic everywhere. >> hey, we finally made it in! >> reporter: calling it "guns across america," supporters turned out at rallies and gun shows, opposing the president's plan. >> tell americans they can't have something, they're going to go out and get it. >> reporter: gun control was not on the president's second-term agenda until what he called, the worst day of his presidency when he was told about the massacre at sandy hook elementary. he now mentions this effort nearly daily. >> to protect our children and protect them from the horrors of gun violence. >> protecting our children from harm. >> reporter: th
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 12:00am PST
addresses the country and he will try to project his will that would block his legacy. opposition to barack obama in some quarters is searing. hear how sean hannity greeted the obama victory in november -- >> america wanted barack obama for four more years, and now we have him. by the way, good luck with that. chris: that was a bit sarcastic. today as the president take the oath, the new nbc wall street poll traces a geographic divide. 60% of americans who live in cities say they like the president personally, and like his policies. in the suburbs 43% like him and his policies. but in rural areas it's just 27%. and that's what you see playing out in congress. also inside the poll 6-10 strong republicans dislike the president personally as well as his policies. joe, there's a deep groove of resistance out there, and i guess the question is, how does the first term look, when you look back on it, compared to how it's looking? >> he's going to drive them completely crazy, those 60% of hrps in this term. and the reason for it is that there's an enormous story that we're missing, and t
Current
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
that make this country great. [ cheers and applause ] >> obama: we, the people, still believe that our obligations as americans are not just to ourselves but to all prosperity. we will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. [ cheers and applause ] >> obama: some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science but none can avoid the fires droughts and more powerful storms. the path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. but america cannot resist this transcyst. we must lead it. we cannot succeed to other nations the power that will bring new jobs. we must claim its promise. our forests and waterways, our coplands and snow capped peaks; that is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by god. that is what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared. we, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war. [ cheers and applause ] >> obama: our brave men and women in uniform, tempered by the fl
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 1:00pm PST
. reagan made the country feel good about itself, and i think that is an element that president obama has. the people that believe in his agenda, believe in him, believe in what he's been able to accomplish. there's a parallel of how they connect to that president, and i think that that is the parallel between reagan and president obama. these folks right here, these wage earners, these middle class answerers, they know that guy in that limousine is their guy. they know that he cares about them, and there is an emotional connection. >> the presidential reviewing stand there out in front of the white house. i am rachel maddow here from our location at the newseum. chris matthews is taking over our coverage now of the inaugural parade along with martin bashir. he will see you again at 9:00 eastern. all our prime time shows will be live. this is going to be a very fun day and a very fun night. this is msnbc's coverage of the second inauguration of president barack obama. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why at
WHUT
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
fantastic, the atmosphere is fantastic. >> we are a country of strong people and good people. obama has the ability to bring the best in all of us. >> i think we should still celebrate. >> the first inauguration of america's first black president was extraordinary. four years ago nearly 2 million people braved the cold and squeezed into the mall. there will be fewer today. here on the steps of the capital president obama will address the crowd. a timeless ceremony with contemporary touches. the national anthem will be sung by beyonce. this year's prime for a party and several hundred thousand people from across the united states have traveled here to be a part of it. the inauguration is a celebration of american democracy. a moment for their president to inspire, unite, and speak to his foes and fans. >> president obama leads a politically divided nation. the issues that he will tackle are contentious. today will be an extravagant party, but tough battles lie ahead. >> let's go to my colleague, who is in among the crowd, where hundreds of thousands of gathered to listen to the presi
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 4:00am EST
celebration is not one for him but for the country and its future. president obama made headlines when he started using d.c. license plates for his presidential limousine. >> now mayor vincent gray is using inauguration to bring attention to d.c. statehood. gray spoke at the martin luther king jr. memorial yesterday. he called it the hypocrisy of democracy. he said you can't talk about it without having it in the nation's capitol. >>> when we can't approve our own budget even though it's our money, had our local laws have to go through the congress for approval and we fervently believe we ought to be the 51st state in america. >> a white house spokesman says now that president obama has lived in d.c. for four years, he sees how unfair it is for families in the district to pay taxes but not have a vote in congress. >>> thousands of extra law enforcement officers are on duty for inauguration events. >> they got their marching orders within the last 24 hours. >> professionally and impartial at this. >> hundreds of police officers traveled to d.c. and were sworn in as deputy u.s. marshals. th
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 12:00am PST
perhaps now ready for the challenge of maybe real action in the second term? >> this is barack obama at his best. relaxed. speaking in aspirational tones. uniting the country. this really is a moment of celebration and the fact he's re-electing and must make a difference in this terms of speaking to the country. >> the latino vote for him never more important and the latino community in america never more important or larger. how significant is that in the second term? >> my hope is it's very significant. i believe it will be. he has a real connection to the latino community. we saw that with over 70% of latinos voting for president obama and confident in terms of the issue agenda and immigration reform and also the look of the administration, that that will be reflected. >> doug brinkley, put this in historical thing, a first time in a long time you have had three back to back presidents holding two terms. does that bring with it a certain stability to the administration of the united states? >> i think it does. you know? media pays a lot of attention on who's replacing hillary clin
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 3:00am EST
the obama for america community grass roots organizers all across the country that wanted to come together to continue working for change and critical in getting key pieces of the agenda done. there is a -- there is a cry out there for some movement on gun control because the senseless violence, i think, is touching everybody. >> what i find -- what i find so baffling is the apparent power of the nra wields, for example. in the political system in america. compared to the amount of money they put in and the amount of membership they have, i don't really understand why they have such power or why so many politicians senior level are so frightened of them. >> well, look. jim comes from a state where guns are a huge issue. the truth is that it's been part of the american culture and tradition for a long time. particularly in rural areas. hunting, gun ownership, parents passing the tradition of hunting down. >> yep. >> to children. that's been part of our culture. on the other hand, we have in some of our communities real problems with violence and in chicago where i come from, we hav
CBS
Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm EST
across the country for this particular election. you know now it is time to move the country forward. they are also sharing their host for president obama as it refers to the latino community. >> i think that he is severe in wanting to help, the number one priority. >> mario lopez's sentiments were activated. >> in the first six months of the second term, he will pass the comprehensive immigration, that it is his priority. >> reporter: those in attendance know about criticism, but the secretary of the labor will defend their efforts to highlight the meeting behind tonight's gala. >> he knows in essence of where they are, what they did and what it will mean to this country. so he embraces that. >> reporter: as you just heard the big issue, the big test and now for president obama in the eyes is the comprehension reform. when it is all over here in washington tonight and the next couple of days, the true test will come about as we will keep our eyes focused and we will stay tuned to see what happens with the comprehensive report. for now we're live, ken molestina, wusa9. >> wha
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 12:00am PST
. i want everybody to understand i came from a different country and i love this country i served the military and came out and became a cop. what i want everybody to know and want president obama to know, i feel like our country is divided. we need to come together as one. i get to talk to kids. the lady, the mother of that evil kid that shot those kids should have had enough common sense to think, hey, you know what i should be a responsible gun owner and take these guns and lock them out. out of the house and what i want people to remember is our flag is made out of the blood of patriots, do not give up your rights because when you give up your rights you're going to fight with blood to get the rights back. and that second amendment has given us every other amendment and as a sportsman, as a cop, guns are not the problem. we need to become a better country, need to become better parents and responsible. if we're responsible americans, human beings with our case, this country with be greater. >> i want to apologize we didn't get to hear from everybody tonight. i promise we will
WHUT
Jan 21, 2013 7:30am EST
♪ >>> coming up, as president obama's second inauguration approaches, religious voices on the mood of the country and the outlook for the next four years. >>> and bob faw reports on the shameful history of lynching in america, and african americans who found ways to forgive. >>> major funding for "religion and ethics news weekly" provided by the indianapolis based family foundation dedicated to religion, community development and education. additional funding also provided by mutual of america, designing customized, individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. the jane henson foundation. and the corporation for public broadcasting. welcome, i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. final preparations are underway in washington, d.c., for the second inauguration of barack obama, taking place on monday, martin luther king, jr. day. the benediction will now be given by the reverend luis leon of st. john's episcopal church, where the obamas sometimes attend services. leon replaces evangelical pastor louie giglio, who bowed out after contro
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 4:00am PST
. president, i'm grateful for this opportunity to serve our country again. >> reporter: obama faces nomination fights a divided congress and this. >> the president will either rise and fall about the economy. >> reporter: obama is off to a head start with his current approval rating higher than his first term average. but he still faces fights over gun control. and immigration reform. >> this is when presidents really get tested, when unexpected things happen and they have to react on the spot, in real time. we get to seat real character of a president. >> just 16 presidents have been elected to a second term, including some of the great ones. obama, the 17th, will now get his shot at greatness, or not. you know, both gentlemen agreed that tackling the economy was first priority. they said in order for president barack obama to leave the democratic party stronger, he has to pass immigration reform. that's what you were talking about a while ago. >> isn't that one of the big questions? is his goal his legacy? or is his goal a democratic legacy? >> one guy said within a year. have you
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 4:00pm PST
great last name. can a divided country come together in president obama's second term? that's ahead as we continue our special coverage of this inauguration weekend. >>> is there such a thing, is there a second term curse? gloria borger is back with us along with a couple guys who saw their guy sworn in for two terms. let's talk about second terms. paul, i want to start with you first. your president came before his so we'll go in order and gloria can interrupt at any moment. >> i will. >> look, your president, bill clinton, had a great economy and then the monica lewinsky scandal and impeachment came along. and his agenda went off the tracks. your president, the opposition to the iraq war was growing. he won re-election but it kept growing and katrina came along and it undermined his second term. what lesson did you learn from a second term that could help this president? >> well, the president's problem was personal, not policy -- >> there are so many inappropriate things i could think to answer that question. >> but it's a completely different thing for that reason. but -- >> he
Comedy Central
Jan 21, 2013 10:30am PST
tyrant. rand paul said we don't like kings in this country. we don't like kings and king obama the first signed an executive order today, okay. that is countermanning the second amendment. is he going to be impeached? s but there are people calling for that? >> there are people calling for it and it won't happen. >> stephen: clinton was. >> that was entirely different. >> stephen: that wasn't executive over reach it was under reach. >> if you know what i mean. it was not clear who was reaching for whom in that case. >> stephen: i understand. that's how he got off. [ laughter ] in more ways than one. all right. so -- [ laughter ] -- you covered -- there one of these presidents that you covered that you like more than others that impress youed you me than other? >> they all had different qualities. >> stephen: oh, come on! there's got be. you are the most evenhanded person in the world. >> i'm fascinated by people who first of all get into the arena and run successfully for the presidency of united states, make them an historic figure, occupy the most powerful office in the world. it
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 2:00am PST
back. we are live from washington this morning. where in just a few hours the country will watch as barack obama's inaugurated for a second term as president of the united states. i want to bring in brett o'donnell. he was the messaging director for john mccain's 2008 presidential campaign. in the last election cycle he worked for both the bachmann and romney campaigns. my first question, how does it feel being a republican right now with all of these democrats surrounding you and are you attending any of the events? >> i actually am. i'm going to the swearing in ceremony. i wish we were inaugurating our candidate. today is about being an american, the peaceful transition of power and unity. i'll watch to listen to the president and see what he has to say. >> the president's first team was marked by a lot of battles with republicans. with congress in particular. and so do you think going into his second term that that will change? >> well, i hope it does. i hope that the president will begin to move toward the center so that he can work together with republicans to really accomplish
FOX
Jan 20, 2013 10:00pm PST
resolved. and while mr. obama will announce his vision for the country he'll likely save details for his state of the union speech to congress. >>> veteran news woman barbara walters was hospitalized last night following a fall at an inaugural ball. walter was at an event when she fell and suffered a hit to the heat. there's no word yet on when she might be released. >>> our coverage continues at 10:30. we'll have a live report from washington, d.c. as some familiar bay area faces prepare to celebrate tomorrow's inauguration. >>> big waves bring out big crowds today in half-moon bay. the local surfer who took home the big prize today at mavericks invitational. >> and a train derails in the sierra foothills. >>> a trip to hawaii turns tragic for two bay area friends. how one friend helping another led to both of them being washed away. >>> that was the 49ers first touchdown in today's game curtty -- courtesy of james. as you know by now the niners went on to beat the falcons paving the way for a spot in this year's super bowl. >>> the 49ers game wasn't the only big competition happeni
WHUT
Jan 21, 2013 11:00am EST
. you think where the country was ten years ago, where barack obama was three years ago. so that's quite a departure. but i do think the climate change and mention of the word equality, seven mentions of the word equality. that's about building middle class wages. so that was implicit in a lot of the speeches. >> it is fascinating, that president obama, people of the united states that the issues he talked about, quality of wages, full gay rights and same-sex marriage have really come so far. they are so much less controversial than they were four years ago. i think one line that i think captured the speech was, my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it and we do it together. trying to capsulate what he said, i think that to me was -- >> looking out going secretary, secretary of treasurer timothy geithner. i'm curious what mark said about expectations for moments like this, not only for the speech but for this moment. this recalibration of our american trajectory. am i overstating that? >> probably. i got caught up in it. >> a little bit like oscar night
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 10:00pm PST
. i want everybody to understand i came from a different country and i love this country i served the military and came out and became a cop. what i want everybody to know and want president obama to know, i feel like our country is divided. we need to come together as one. i get to talk to kids. the lady, the mother of that evil kid that shot those kids should have had enough common sense to think, hey, you know what i should be a responsible gun owner and take these guns and lock them out. out of the house and what i want people to remember is our flag is made out of the blood of patriots, do not give up your rights because when you give up your rights you're going to fight with blood to get the rights back. and that second amendment has given us every other amendment and as a sportsman, as a cop, guns are not the problem. we need to become a better country, need to become better parents and responsible. if we're responsible americans, human beings with our case, this country with be greater. >> i want to apologize we didn't get to hear from everybody tonight. i promise we will
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
country can do for you. >> i can hear you. >> a time for change has come! chris: obama at the threshold. account president combine grand prospects for glory with today's hard realities? can he offer a vision of a greater future and a practical way to confront debt in spending? can he address goals of historic consequence like immigration, while dealing with the grim money matters that routinely divide the country? the roosevelt way. could barack obama, even if he confronts a hostile opposition, still pursue a historic legacy, like f.d.r. in world war ii? could he hold a fighting action on one front to push for spending cuts while battling for gun safety and immigration reform on a second front? finally, picture-perfect. there are beautiful american families, a and no one treasures them more than the man in the white house. in the same week the president spoke parmelee about the time he spends with his daughters, reaction to that hateful
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 2:00pm PST
fun of people seeing fragility of the country. >> bob: the same democracy elected obama to second term. >> kimberly: greg, for a second, but let's listen to what the president has to say about the climate change and how it's affecting bob beckel. >> eric: we would respond to climate clang knowing it would affect the children and the nurture generations -- future generations. [ applause ] >> eric: some may deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling droughts, and more powerful storms. >> greg: it doesn't link weather changes and storms to global warming. he said the path toward sustainable energy, sources will be long and difficult. i agree. especially when you block keystone. >> dana: he got a pass in first term to ignore climate change. it was in the front page every day. they ignored it with president obama. now in a second term they laud him for it. and in first term? nothing. you know what died in kyoto protocol died december 31. >> eric: he spent time talking about ideology, liberal agenda instead of focus
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